Thursday, July 31, 2008

Learning our ABC's

Each week we learn a new letter of the alphabet. Each letter corresponds with a story from the Bible. Last week Tyner learned the letter "F" and we read the story about Jonah and the Big Fish. (Whale) This week we are learning the letter "G" and are talking about David and Goliath. I have found some great activities on It has tons of wonderful resources.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Weekend with our cousins

We had such a great weekend with our cousins!! Hayden is almost 5 and Logan is almost 4. Tyner, Hayden and Logan had so much fun together. It was such a joy watching the three of them play. Logan is hysterical and always keeps us laughing! They rode in the tube, played in the pool, jumped off the dock, played at the sandbar and much more! It was a fun filled weekend full of lots of love, laughter and fun!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Tyner's Bedding

I would love to find furniture that I could paint to look like this! How precious!!

How cute is this? This is what Tyner's bedding is going to look like! One of my favorite sites to get ideas from is It is incredible! Well, I found this bedding and loved it!
Just had to share because I am very excited about it. Now I just have to find the time to get it put together! I am sure it will be finished in about 6 months!! I will certainly post pictures when it is complete!

Fun Friday in the Backyard

Susanna and Witt Brooks came over to our house today to play in the backyard with us. They had so much fun. They started with the slip 'n' slide and then moved to the pool. It is always fun to watch Tyner play with such a dear friend! They just laugh and laugh at each other!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Saturday at the Pool

We love going to the pool!! Tyner was even more excited when Allen showed up at the pool, too. We had a great time swimming with the Ware's today! Maggie and Tyner both love the water. Tyner has learned how to swim and is doing a great job! He jumps in and takes off! Maggie would swim right now if she could. She is all over the place. We are chasing her from one end of the pool to the other.

No She Didn't!

Ok, so you might be asking yourself "Why is there a naked picture of Maggie on here?" Well, this is why. We played in our backyard this morning in the pool. When it was time for lunch I took Maggie's wet swimming suit off of her and put her in just a diaper. After I was through feeding her I thought to myself, "I will just let her nap in her diaper today because when she wakes up we are going to be getting dressed to go to the swimming pool. " Very simple you might think! Well, not so much. Around 2pm I heard her talking. I was in the middle of sewing a sleeve so I let her just entertain herself for a few minutes while I finished up my sewing. When I was through with my sleeve (which was probably about 10 minutes later) I walked into her room. She looked at me with a big smile on her face and a ball in her hand. A ball? What is that in her hand I asked myself? Well, as I got closer I thought to myself... NO SHE DIDN'T!!!!! And oh boy... YES SHE DID!! My precious, darling daughter had taken off her diaper with poo-poo in it and rubbed it all over her bed. And she was holding some of it in her hand playing with it!!!!!!!!!!! No she didn't!!!!!!!!! Yes she did!!!!!!!!! (I spared all of you the extremely gross picture of what her bed looked like!)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Mobile, Mobile Maggie

Well, we are now officially nonstop around here. Maggie is full fledged walking and there is no stopping her. She really started walking well while we were at Big and Pie's last week. She is all over the place now. I cannot believe it. I had to video my little speedy!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Just another summer night

I couldn't help but capture this precious moment. I think every dad looks forward to the day when he can teach his son how to play baseball. We are quite amazed at how well Tyner can hit the ball!

Friday, July 4, 2008

July 4th

We had such a great 4th of July celebration! Although it became cloudy and overcast we still enjoyed a fun day with family. Maggie and Reaves had so much fun playing together in the pool. Douglas and I are having a great time getting these cousins together! They just laugh and smile at each other. That of course melts our hearts!!
They could have played in the pool for hours.

How cute is this? I think they are laughing at Tyner!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Maggie's 1st Birthday

Maggie's 1st birthday was just perfect!! We had her party at Big and Pie's house. Our cousins Anna Carson, Chloe and Reaves were there. Our dear friends Matthew and Margaret Downing came to celebrate Maggie's big day with us, too. She had on her adorable ice cream bubble that Pie made for her. Maggie seemed to really enjoy her ice cream cone cake, too. It is hard to believe that my little girl is 1 year old! It was such a fun day and were so glad to share it with our dear family and friends!

Verse of the Week

Our verse this week is Luke 2:9-11. "An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a SAvior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.

Biblical Virtues to pray for my children

"God, please cultivate in Tyner and Maggie the ability to show true humility toward all."
(excerpted from Pray! Magazine issue #4))

About Me

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I am a mom to 5 beautiful children. 4 on earth and 1 in heaven. Our precious Lucy went home to our Savior on October 30, 2013. This is not the life we ever imagined we would be living, but we rest in knowing that our God is sovereign over us and knows what is best for our family!


Maggie was born on July 2, 2007 in Nashville, TN.

Maggie at 8 months

Tyner-3 weeks old

Tyner-3 weeks old
Tyner was born on June 13, 2005 in Memphis, TN

Now he is almost 3

Now he is almost 3
He is growing up so fast!